Massachusetts doctor Bradford Ferrick, 32, was arrested on Feb. 14, facing state and federal charges following a three-month investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into the possession of child pornography.
Ferrick has devices allegedly containing “thousands” of sexually explicit images and videos of children, some allegedly featuring his patients, the investigation also found hidden cameras and a bracelet camera in the Winchester home Ferrick shares with two children, ages 2 and 3.
Ferrick is thought to have acquired and installed several hidden cameras in the home, including in boxes and the bathroom, disguised to look like a wall outlet, according to the federal complaint.
Despite FBI agents seizing approximately 80 devices, a handful remain unaccounted for, most notably the bracelet camera which reportedly contains footage of Ferrick administering medical examinations to two minors who, at times, can be partially seen and heard in the recordings.
The devices seized from Ferrick’s residence, Amherst rental, and other Massachusetts locations allegedly included external hard drives, computers, cellphones, and SD cards with what prosecutors described as “thousands” of child porn images, depicting victims ranging in age from six to eleven. Ferrick allegedly attempted to lock and remotely wipe any seized devices.
Ferrick joined Baystate Franklin Family Medicine in July 2022 but was placed on unpaid administrative leave by the organization in mid-February, according to their spokesperson Chalonda James. He had previously studied at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York between 2018 and 2022.
“I can think of no greater fear as a parent or guardian than potential harm coming to your child,” said U.S. District Attorney Rachael Rollins. Rollins urged members of the public to contact the FBI and set up a special link for people who may have enountered Ferrick.
“We allege that this doctor, who held a position of trust with access to children, maintained child sexual abuse material. The investigation is active and ongoing. We will do all that we can to identify the duration and scope of his alleged offenses and proceed accordingly and expeditiously,” said Special Agent in Charge of Boston’s Division of the FBI Joseph R. Bonavolonta.
Ferrick has been ordered held in custody until a detention and probable cause hearing on March 21.